Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2009; 13 (3): 217-226

The sutures in dentistry

F. Minozzi, P. Bollero*, V. Unfer, A. Dolci*, M. Galli

Department of Odontostomatological Sciences, I Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University “La Sapienza”, Rome (Italy) *Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University “Tor Vergata” Rome (Italy)


In oral surgery, the last phase of a surgical operation is represented by the tissues suture, that allows the wound lips edges approximation and their stabilization, to promote haemostasis, to avoid the alimentary residues accumulation on the incision line and allow the first intention healing.
A good suture avoids that the displacing forces generated by the muscular insertions, functional movements and by the external agents destabilize or cause the surgical wound deiscence.
The purpose of this study was to re-examine the suture threads characteristics, properties and biological interactions evaluating the different studies published in literature results and conclusions.
In conclusion, the authors recommended the use of the different suture threads on the dependence of the oral surgery operation type that must be performed, of the patient compliance and of the various suture materials physical and biocompatibility characteristics.

Corresponding Author: Massimo Galli, MD; e-mail: Massimo.Galli@uniroma1.it

To cite this article

F. Minozzi, P. Bollero*, V. Unfer, A. Dolci*, M. Galli
The sutures in dentistry

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2009
Vol. 13 - N. 3
Pages: 217-226